So you need a new roof and want to save some money. You have a hammer, a saw and some common sense. It can’t be that hard, right? We can appreciate all homeowners wanting t5o save money, who doesn’t? The question is does a DIY’er really save money? A roof is one of the most costly home improvements you will make. Many have done it with success, most have not. Some have gotten into it only to realize they made a really mistake and then call a certified contractor. Then there are the sad stories, where a homeowner gets hurt and can’t finish what they started. Plus are unable to work at their real job that supports the family.
All of these stories we have seen, heard of and been involved in. Trust us, when you call a roofer professional to finish things up that you have started, it will cost you more money than if you had just hired them contractor in the beginning. Mainly because they know you have to have it done, and they’re going to have to fix your mistakes. You may have given up and now the roofer must take over your problem. If you have done things incorrectly, he will most likely have to start all over, costing you the investment that you have already made in time and materials.
If you don’t know what you are doing, you can damage to your roof and the belonging inside. Roof leaks can cause thousands of dollars in damage inside your home very quickly. A small simple leak can go unnoticed for years that produces mold and mildew and unseen dry rot damage, creating an unhealthy environment everyone in the house is then breathing. Ask yourself these questions;
- How long will it take me?
- What do I do if it rains?
- What do I do if I get hurt?
- Do I fully understand how to install all the parts of a roof?
- Will my body be up to doing the whole roofing project?
- Do you know and understand the building codes
- Do OSHA safety requirements affect me?
- What are the manufacturers’ requirements to have a warranty?
These are the basic questions all homeowners and DIY’ers should consider before trying to tackle a project of this size. Dependable Construction & Remodeling can assets with these issues if the project is too much. We offer free inspections and estimates for all our customers. We have been trusted contractor in Dayton, OH since 2004. We specializes in many different home improvement projects, including but not limited to roofing, siding, decks, windows, Skylights, drywall, painting and gutters. We can help you turn any house into your dream home while only using the highest-quality materials and best workmanship in the area. All while saving you money in the long run.